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Did you know you can win big at the Stock Show without even owning livestock? The Stock Show Art Contest offers youth ages 5 to 18, who live in Texas, the chance to enter their original works of art depicting or expressing the culture of Texas and western environments.

- Teachers can win $5,000 for their classrooms!
- More than $80,000 will be given away in cash & scholarships to young talented artists
- ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: more than $16,000 has been added to our 3-D sculpting division
- Entering is FREE and each submission will receive two (2) one-day passes to gain admission to the FWSSR grounds
- Every entry will be on display during the 23 days of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
- First place entries in each age division (8 total) will be sold at the Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition & Sale to increase their scholarship amounts
- Champion, Reserve Champion, 1st place in the 3-D Division, and High School Classroom Champion will be invited to a one-day art workshop hosted by the Cowboy Artists of America during the 2024 FWSSR.
- Are you a teacher interested in bringing your students to the Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition & Sale in November? We are scheduling field trips for Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Please contact Jordan Simons at

Due date is sept. 30, - accepting entries now

Art entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023. No late entries accepted.
Art Entry Drop Off (You can start dropping off entries NOW): The FWSSR office is located across the street from Cattle Barn 1 in the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Our office is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 30 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Mailed Entry: Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, c/o Stock Show Art Contest, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107. NO ART ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED BY MAIL.


After reviewing the 2023 - 2024 Rules please CLICK HERE to complete the Online Entry Form. This form must be completed for each art entry and submitted before turning in artwork in person or by mail.
Mounting Requirements for all 2-D Division Art Entries: All 2-D Division Art Entries with the exception of canvas and canvas board are required to have a border 1½” to 2” in size (or matting if desired) and be mounted on illustration board or cardboard cut to the exact dimensions of the final Art Entry. (Final size with 2” border no larger than 22 X 28 total inches) FRAMED ARTWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Digital art or photography will not be accepted.
Please be mindful of the Entry Number given to each submission. It will be helpful when you turn in your artwork in person.




When creating works to enter, please take the following guidelines into consideration:
Traditional, abstract, realism, contemporary, or impressionism styles that depicts or expresses the culture of Texas and western environments, both contemporary and historical.
Some examples include but are not limited to:
  • Texas landscapes
  • Wildlife,
  • Livestock,
  • Agriculture & horticulture
  • Ranching and farming activities,
  • Iconic Fort Worth scenes
  • Legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
  • People and animals working and playing in everyday western environments

Congratulations to our 2023 Art Contest Finalists!

Grand Champion Grand Champion
Reserve Grand Champion Reserve Grand Champion

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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